Pemberton | British Columbia

Smoking Regulation Bylaw No. 637, 2009, A Bylaw to Regulate Smoking in the Village of Pemberton

Broad definition of smoking includes “other lighted smoking equipment that burn other weed or substance.” Smoking prohibited within 25 m of the following: Outdoor Venues (for worship, entertainment, recreation, business or amusement), playgrounds, playing fields, a place at which a Sporting Event (with admission by ticket) is occurring, in transit shelters and on school property. Smoking is also prohibited within 6 m of doorways, air intakes and operable windows of places to which the public is ordinarily invited or permitted access.

Products Included

Cigarettes, Cigars, Pipes, Other Weeds and Substances


“Smoke” or “Smoking” means to inhale, exhale, burn or carry a lighted cigar, cigarette, pipe or other lighted smoking equipment that burns tobacco or other weed or substance but does not include the carrying of lighted incense or other lighted smoking equipment used solely for ceremonial or religious purposes.

Places Smoking Prohibited

Doorways, air intakes, operable windows
Patios - Restaurants
Playgrounds, which may include Splash Pads and Wading Pools
Sports and Recreational Fields and Facilities

Buffer Zones

Doorways, Air Intakes and Operable Windows - Buffer Zone 1-10 m
Playgrounds - Buffer Zone 21-30 m
Sports and Recreational Fields and Facilities - Buffer Zone 21-30 m

Policy Analysis

This is leading edge because it includes other weeds and substances in the definition of smoking. Furthermore, this also prohibits smoking within 6 m of the doorways, air intakes and operable windows of all workplaces. However, 6 m is not a great enough distance to prevent the smoke from entering buildings, creating a nuisance or health hazard for people entering and exiting. At least 7 m is recommended based on outdoor SHS scientific research.

Date Passed: September 2, 2009

Date in Force: September 2, 2009

Date Last Amended:

Leading Edge: Yes

Level of Government: Municipal

Smoke-free Ontario Act Status: Exceeds Smoke-free Ontario Act

Bylaw Under Development? No

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